BACK TO SCHOOL!

A morning that goes as they do - waking up with my daughter Ieva saying - Mommy it's light outside! - kitchen, breakfast, cartoons, dressing, hair, rushing to preschool, saying buy, going back home. Putting the TV back on and not even noticing that it still runs cartoons, drinking my, by now completely cold, morning coffee. I turn on my Mac, still watching the cartoons. I catch the last minute of a morning news program. That should be enough of a grown up content, no?

Just the one big difference this morning. It's the 1st of September - first day of school in Latvia.

Ieva striking a pose on her way to preschool this morning.

Ieva striking a pose on her way to preschool this morning.

As of today summer is officially over. So I wanted to share with you best bits of our summer, while listening to this:

Finding dandelions on our way to preschool in early summer.

Finding dandelions on our way to preschool in early summer.

Gathering and eating wood sorrels in our Roznieki house.

Gathering and eating wood sorrels in our Roznieki house.

Making salted cucumbers for my birthday.

Making salted cucumbers for my birthday.

Enjoying the morning light shining on our garden.

Enjoying the morning light shining on our garden.

Visiting with my sister at their country house. And jumping and jumping and jumping.

Visiting with my sister at their country house. And jumping and jumping and jumping.

Eating burgers in Zaļā zāle, Cēsis. Yum! We recommend.

Eating burgers in Zaļā zāle, Cēsis. Yum! We recommend.

Cēsis arts festival! Should have left the kids at home when going to this one.. Too late now!

Cēsis arts festival! Should have left the kids at home when going to this one.. Too late now!

Lamprey festival in Carnikava. Small joys go a long way.

Lamprey festival in Carnikava. Small joys go a long way.

And there is more! City festival of Cēsis, visiting Valmiera and eating Valmieras salad in Rātes vārti. Going to seaside on lazy Mondays, Tuesdays and other not so busy work days. Going to eat at Singh's on Ģertrūdes street in Riga a lot. Eating wild strawberries while visiting my sister, going for walks in woods, celebrating, meeting family, friends, tribe.

I give thanks to this summer. You were amazing, we'll meet you next year! 

For now we have this:

Have a lovely day everyone! Let's celebrate the special feeling of 1st of September, no matter what age we are.